Computer Systems Technician - Software Support - 548 - 558

Ontario College Diploma
Two years
From finding and fixing bugs to troubleshooting computer systems, learn to support applications, databases and systems.

Program Highlights

  • An excellent introduction to computer systems, this program covers key topics such as programming, systems analysis, database design, software quality, testing, web development, math and communication skills.

What you'll learn

  • Gain experience and knowledge in a broad range of computer applications, databases and software tools.
  • Explore:
    • Web development 
    • Programming languages
    • Project planning
    • Technical writing and presentations 
    • Systems analysis
    • Databases
    • Networking fundamentals

Before you begin first semester in the Computer Science and Information Technology department you can visit our New CSAIT Students page to learn about software you can install and tutorials to help you hit the ground running.

Program Length

2 academic years (periods of 8 months), plus optional co-op

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Tuition and Fees

2018 - 2019 Domestic Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Total Ancillary Fees $717.02 $653.92
Mandatory Program Fees $0.00 $0.00
Domestic Tuition $1,504.49 $1,504.49
Co-op Fees $237.50 $237.50
Total Domestic Charges Per Semester $2,221.51 $2,158.41
Total 1st Year Fees (Non Co-op) $4,379.92
Total 1st Year Fees (Co-op) $4,854.92

Above fees based on full-time September program start date. Contact Student Services to confirm fees for other start dates or semesters.

2018 - 2019 International Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Total Tuition & Ancillary Fee $7,342.97 $7,342.97
Program Compulsory Fee Plus Tax $0.00 $0.00
International Tax Recovery $450.00 $375.00
Co-op Fees $237.50 $237.50

Total International Charges Per Semester

$7,792.97 $7,717.97
Total 1st Year Fees (Non Co-op) $15,510.94
Total 1st Year Fees (Co-op) $15,985.94

If you pay by wire transfer, please note your bank might charge you a fee to transfer money. Make sure your transfer includes the Mohawk payment and the wire transfer fee. This applies to each wire transfer payment you make.

Additional Information


Domestic and International student admission requirements

  • OSSD or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) including:
    • Grade 12 English, C or U or equivalent
    • Grade 12 Mathematics, MAP4C ≥ 60%; or MCT4C; or any U or equivalent
  • A working knowledge in computers and desktop applications is required for success in this program

Option are available for mature applicants.

Language Requirements for International Students:

  • See below for accepted equivalents for Grade 12 English:

Don't have the necessary requirements?

Experiential Learning

How you'll gain skills

  • Through experiential learning in our state-of-the-art labs while being guided by our expert professors.
  • Using the same tools and technologies that are used in industry today to prepare you for a dynamic career in technology.
  • Gain valuable experience during co-op work terms.

Co-op Content

Co-op Format (Fall Intake)

September to December January to April May to August
Semester 1 Semester 2 Vacation
Semester 3 Work Term 1 (Co-op) Work Term 2 (Co-op)
Semester 4    

Co-op Format (Winter Intake)

January to April May to August September to December
Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3
Work Term 1 (Co-op) Work Term 2 (Co-op) Semester 4

Learn more about Computer Systems Technician - Software Support 

Work Term Capabilities (which do not reflect individual experiences and exposures)

  • Web technologies - HTML, Flash, Photoshop
  • Software Development/Programming - Java, VB.NET, PHP
  • Database - SQL, Oracle
  • Operating Systems - Windows, Unix
  • Technical Writing

Program Highlights

  • Gain experience and knowledge in a broad range of computer applications, databases, and software tools
  • Explore project planning, technical writing, and system analysis, in addition to programming languages

Career Opportunities

  • Business Systems Support
  • Programmer, Web Developer
  • Database Support
  • Technical Writer
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • User Training

Salary Range

  Work Term 1 Work Term 2
Range $14.00 - $21.60 $14.00 - $21.60
Average $16.00 $16.37


For further information, please contact:

Natasha Thomson
Phone: 905-575-2241
Email: amy.cloutier [at] (N)natasha.thomson [at] (atasha Thomson)




Where you can go next

Your future career options

  • Business Systems Support
  • Programmer, Web Developer
  • Database Support
  • Technical Writer
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • User Training

Where you could work includes:

  • Technical and Information Services
  • Professional Business and Financial Services
  • Health Care Services
  • Manufacturing Services
  • Government and Education Services

Course Overview & Descriptions

Click on the course title for a course description.

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.

In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.

Contact us

Student Recruitment

Contact our Student Recruitment team for information on our programs, student life, and more.

Domestic Canadian Students

International Students
Contact International
Phone: 1-905-575-2254

Toll free phone numbers:
For general questions: 1-888-Mohawk9 (1-888-664-2959)
North China: 10-800-714-2521
South China: 10-800-140-2541
Brazil: 0800-022-7408
Philippines: 180011102544


Contact our Admissions advisors for help with your application.

Domestic Canadian Students
Contact Admissions
Phone: 1-844-767-6871

International Students*
Contact International Admissions
Phone: 1-905-575-2254

*Not all programs are international eligible. Please see our programs available for international students.

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Program Coordinator

Student Success Advisors

Student Success Advisors

  • Student Success Advisors assist current students to transition to college life, co-creating an academic success plan, advice on course selection, changing programs, or referrals to specialized support services. If you need help applying to Mohawk, contact Admissions (for International Students, please contact International Admissions).

    Layne Wilson

Canadian Domestic Students

Fennell Campus (FF)
Sep 2019
Jan 2020

International Students

Co-op option